Refuel: The Complete New Testament
Thomas Nelson, 2004 (2004)
Reviewed by Melissa Parcel
n the heels of
(the New Testament for teen girls written magazine-style) comes an offering for teen boys. When Thomas Nelson publishers polled teens as to why they weren't reading the Bible more often, feedback indicated that teens found it intimidating. This complete New Testament in the New Century Version translation looks like it could be a music and sports magazine, but actually offers a great deal more.
is packaged to convey the Bible in a user-friendly and appealing way, in order to encourage teens to read the Word of God. At the beginning of each Book is an explanation of who wrote it, and of the general message offered. Interspersed throughout
are short columns and articles of interest.
helps the reader to understand concepts like the Trinity and the Gospel.
Experts Answer Your Questions
is about relationships, Christianity, and the Bible.
discusses how to apply commandments given by Jesus to everyday life.
en of the Sword
discusses men from the Bible and why they are important.
Travel the Road
looks at missions opportunities around the world. Each month has a calendar that offers things to do and people to pray for daily.
talks about current controversial topics such as sports supplements and road rage. There are also
Do's and Don'ts
Inside Her Head
(Questions about girls),
Get out There
(websites of interest),
Ways to Walk
(fow to apply Bible verses to life),
(everyday life), and
Count on It
(God's promises defined).
hough this version might be criticized for its
approach to the Bible, it seems to me that any format that gets teens reading it is a positive step. My eighteen-year-old daughter's male friends were overwhelmingly positive. They didn't want to give it back! Many suggested that it would be a useful format to give to a new believer or someone curious about the faith.
makes a great choice for young men to read and explore the Word of God.
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